Distinctive Features of LAMB Training
The training approach at LAMB is skills based. Skills-based training is designed to enhance job-specific capabilities and attitudes that have a direct impact on performance. Classroom sessions and practical experience are used in combination.
Specific features of the way we train include:
|Supervised clinical skill development with patients.||Classroom training and models used for skills.|
|Trainers encourage and gradually increase trainee independence while still under supervision.||Trainees expected to learn by trial and error as they start their work.|
|Training in rural community clinics, if relevant.||Academic or hospital-based training only.|
|Community interaction during rural training.||No direct community linkage.|
|Communication and relationship skills modeled.||Teaching messages but not methods taught.|
|Ongoing follow-up after training period ends.||Minimal direct technical follow-up of workers.|
|Training provided for all levels: hospital, clinic, village, with referrals emphasized.||Usually hospital or clinic level only, independent of other levels.|
|Foreign and national professional trainers.||Often highest status is qualification.|
|Values-based training.||Often ignores spiritual and emotional health needs of patients.|
Emotional and Spiritual Focus
The primary value of LAMB is to follow the example of Jesus Christ in all we do. All training includes aspects directed at improving not just physical, but also social, emotional, and spiritual health.
Compassionate Holistic Care
Through their exposure to quality teaching and caring concern demonstrated by LAMB staff, we hope that trainees too will grow in their caring for the whole person, heart and soul, body and mind.